The film was produced to commemorate JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's 20th anniversary, as well as the 25th anniversary of Hirohiko Araki's career as a manga artist. It was given a limited theatrical release in Japan starting on February 17, 2007. The film's home video release was delayed due to controversy surrounding the studio's previous adaptation and has since then been considered lost media.
This is questionable as Jack is on a model sheet & some promotional material, though he may of been an "extra" Zombie.
Dio uses his vampiric power to transform his hideout in Windknight's Lot into a giant castle.
Dio does not meet the protagonists in the graveyard; the Dark Knights, Bruford and Tarkus are already waiting for them and are taken out quickly by Jonathan's Ripple Overdrive.
The scene where Bruford gives his sword to Jonathan and names it LUCK & PLUCK is omitted.
Instead, Zeppeli pickups a "sword" after this fight to use it in the fight with Dio.
Tonpetty appears by himself. The characters Poco, Dire and Straizo are not featured.
Tonpetty's flashback with Zeppeli takes place on a cliff as opposed to a tightrope over the Tibetan temple. Tonpetty reading Zeppeli's future also causes a shockwave that blows away the surrounding clouds.
The scene where Zeppeli, Jonathan & Dio clash under the moon takes place after Jonathan defeats the Dark Knights and in proximity of Dio's castle.
Dialogue between Dio and Zeppeli, including the famous "bread" line, is omitted.
Dio counters Zeppeli's Ripple with his freezing technique and Jonathan intervenes in a scene similar to the manga.
The specifics behind the freezing technique and why it counters Ripple are not explained.
Zeppeli dies to Dio's freezing techniques where he creates an ice pillar/spike out of the ground, and not flash-frozen like Dire was in the Manga.
It should be noted that the Rose on Zeppeli's jacket (seen in promo art) was flung into Dio's face in a similar fashion like Dire did in the manga to Dio.
Zeppeli's hair does not turn white when he passes his life energy to Jonathan.
Jonathan does not light his gloves on fire to counter Dio's freezing technique. He instead overcomes it by "powering up" during their clash.
The ship Jonathan and Erina board sails through the Pacific Ocean instead of the Atlantic Ocean. This is an error as Erina is still rescued near the Canary Islands.
The baby Elizabeth is omitted from the movie. In the manga, Erina chooses to die with Jonathan but is persuaded after he asks her to save the baby. In the movie, she enters the coffin without Jonathan saying anything.
2004 Tokyo International Pilot
A test pilot doubling as an announcement trailer for the film was shown at the 2004 Tokyo International Anime Fair. The animation and character designs are entirely unique to the trailer and were not used in the final product. Some scenes and characters, including Robert Speedwagon, were present but did not make it into the actual film.
Much like the film, the pilot had been considered lost media until September 14, 2019, when a Youtube User named MangoMation uploaded it to his channel with the description: "I found this pilot on an old DVD-RW, with the help of Notelu, who restored and upscaled the pilot: Notelu's Channel. A comparison of the raw file and the restored version of this pilot can be found here: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Pilot", which links to a restoration comparison.
Hayama, Jun Itoda, Araki, Kazuhiro Ozawa & Hikaru Midorikawa
This event was held on September 13, 2006 to promote the upcoming Phantom Blood PS2 game that was set to release on October 26, 2006.
Hirohiko Araki, Junichi Hayama, Hikaru Midorikawa, Jun Itoda, and Kazuhiro Ozawa attended this event, where it was revealed that the movie was currently being worked on. Hikaru Midorikawa, the voice actor of Dio Brando in the PS2 game, reprised his role in the movie. The comedy duo named Speedwagon, comprised of Jun Itoda and Kazuhiro Ozawa, voiced Wang Chan and Dario Brando respectively.
Those who were present at this event were given a sneak peek of a 47 second trailer as to what the movie was expected to look like. This exact trailer came on a bonus disc for those who pre-ordered the PS2 Phantom Blood game.
Two unused/rare posters were displayed in the hallways of this event, which weren't used for the final movie except in promotional material.
Uncolored Unused/Rare Poster
Colored Unused/Rare Poster
The Colored Poster featured in a Manga Omnibus that contained the whole of Phantom Blood.
The Promotional version of the Poster which was from a Booklet handed out at the Theatres
Bonus Disc Front Cover
Bonus Disc, Contents
The first incarnation of the website: Reportedly had an easter egg if you hovered your mouse over the stone mask
The Movies website, if you moved your mouse quickly over the screen Kanji would be displayed
The header of an Official Movie Blog that was attached to the website
December 2006 Official Blog Entries
January 2007 Official Blog Entries
February 2007 Official Blog Entries
Movie's Official Blog image, of the Furnace Danny was burnt alive in
Movie's Official Blog image, of the Street Dio conducted the live test subject
Movie's Official Blog image, of Windknight's Lot
Front of B5 Movie Poster
Back of B5 Movie Poster
Metro Billboard Advertisement
Tickets Press had received to see an early preview of the Movie on February 12, 2007
Front of the Movie's ticket
Back of the Movie's ticket
Ticket stub you show to the theatre workers to watch the movie
A prize ticket that had 3 stamp slots, for each stamp you would get a piece of merch(?)
Back of the Prize ticket that had 3 stamp slots, for each stamp you would get a piece of merch(?)
A Premium Ticket in a sleeve that you could pay extra for, featuring art work of the Volume 4 Cover
The bottom of the Tickets Banner inside the sleeve
Back of the Premium Tickets sleeve
Front of a Mini Poster that was handed out when you saw the movie multiple times
Inside of the Mini Poster that was handed out when you saw the movie multiple times
Back of the Inside of the Mini Poster
Back of the Mini Poster
Main Promo Art Poster in the "Overdrive Omnibus" with Staff and Cast Credited
Main Promo Art
A rare Movie poster that was present at the Phantom Blood PS2 Announcement Event back in September 2006.
A rare uncoloured Movie poster that was present at the Phantom Blood PS2 Announcement Event back in September 2006.
A rubber Stone Mask Charm
A Bronze Statue of Jonathan that was available in only 70 units spread across Japan theatres where the Movie ran
Front of the Statue's box
Inside of the Statue's box
Packet of a Booklet that was handed out when you had Tickets to see the Movie, it consists of having Interviews and Concept Art
Back of the Booklet Packet
Front of the Booklet
Back of the Booklet, crediting Cast and Staff
Front of Promotional 2D Stone Mask given out with movie tickets for the film
Back of Promotional 2D Stone Mask given out with movie tickets for the film